About Shaping Hearts

Art knows no bounds, and for some, art is the only way they can express themselves. Shaping Hearts 2022 hopes to inspire through the creative expressions of our differently-abled artists, with each expression being an embodiment of a milestone they have reached in overcoming their challenges.

Experience the artists’ works through multiple lenses – an art exhibition, live performances, a charity art auction – and celebrate the diverse talents in our community.
Art knows no bounds, and for some, art is the only way they can express themselves. Shaping Hearts 2022 hopes to inspire through the creative expressions of our differently-abled artists, with each expression being an embodiment of a milestone they have reached in overcoming their challenges. Experience the artists’ works through multiple lenses – an art exhibition, live performances, a charity art auction – and celebrate the diverse talents in our community.

Watch the event highlights for shaping hearts 2021

Watch the event highlights for shaping hearts 2021

Meet our Heartists

Chalmers was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was 18 months old. He has auditory processing issues, speech and developmental delay.

Chalmers is talented in painting and sandart. Besides his artistic traits, he is also a drummer and pianist. He is also a bowler who won 3 times champion in Singapore National Games 2016, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he won champion in the Singapore National School Bowling Championship and Singapore Sports School Para Games Bowling Championship.

Chalmers received the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards in 2019.
Sijun was born with Down Syndrome. He spent the first few months of his life in and out of hospital due to congenital heart conditions. At 16 months, his dad passed away after losing the battle to cancer.

As a toddler, Sijun was not keen on toys. He spent most of this time drawing and expressing what he saw.
Known for her love of Disney’s Frozen characters, Ashley excels at freehand drawing and renders the movie characters, Elsa and Anna, with amazing detail and likeness. She uses a mix of mediums such as pencil, pens and watercolour paints in her work. Ashley’s artistry has grown tremendously in Rainbow Centre’s Artability programme. As an art apprentice, she has learnt to diversify her talents and is currently exploring nature and architecture artworks, instead of her usual fashion drawings.

Ashley has sold 4 artworks since she enrolled in the Artability programme in 2020. She has had her artworks shown in public, with the most recent example being the ‘Beauty of Art’ exhibition at the Fullerton Hotel, where she created artworks with cosmetics to promote sustainability.
Outspoken and full of positivity, 17-year-old Quiana is a role model to her peers in school and in Rainbow Centre’s Artability programme.

At home, the self-directed Quiana loves embarking on creative craft projects – with YouTube as her teacher. She has successfully picked up knitting and origami from YouTube tutorials and library books.

In Artability, Quiana enjoys exploring different art styles and mediums. She excels in her craft and continues to challenge herself to learn more advanced art techniques.

Quiana has sold 10 artworks since she enrolled in the Artability programme in 2021. She has had her artworks displayed in school and public exhibitions. Her most recent exhibition was at the Fullerton Hotel, where she created artworks with cosmetics to promote sustainability.
Jamirul Syafiq, a spinal cord injury survivor, is one of the chief designers for the SPD Artisan Collab products, including seasonal greeting cards and Singapore themed sustainables. A road traffic accident that stole functionality of his arms and legs did not stop Jamirul from pursuing his dreams. A self-taught graphic designer/digital illustrator/watercolourist, Jamirul successfully graduated from intensive therapy session at SPD’s Transition to Employment programme, and is now a freelance graphic designer.

MEET OUR HEARTISTS

Chalmers was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was 18 months old. He has auditory processing issues, speech and developmental delay. Chalmers is talented in painting and sandart. Besides his artistic traits, he is also a drummer and pianist. He is also a bowler who won 3 times champion in Singapore National Games 2016, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he won champion in the Singapore National School Bowling Championship and Singapore Sports School Para Games Bowling Championship. Chalmers received the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards in 2019.
Sijun was born with Down Syndrome. He spent the first few months of his life in and out of hospital due to congenital heart conditions. At 16 months, his dad passed away after losing the battle to cancer. As a toddler, Sijun was not keen on toys. He spent most of this time drawing and expressing what he saw.
Known for her love of Disney’s Frozen characters, Ashley excels at freehand drawing and renders the movie characters, Elsa and Anna, with amazing detail and likeness. She uses a mix of mediums such as pencil, pens and watercolour paints in her work. Ashley’s artistry has grown tremendously in Rainbow Centre’s Artability programme. As an art apprentice, she has learnt to diversify her talents and is currently exploring nature and architecture artworks, instead of her usual fashion drawings. Ashley has sold 4 artworks since she enrolled in the Artability programme in 2020. She has had her artworks shown in public, with the most recent example being the ‘Beauty of Art’ exhibition at the Fullerton Hotel, where she created artworks with cosmetics to promote sustainability.

Chalmers was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was 18 months old. He has auditory processing issues, speech and developmental delay.

Chalmers is talented in painting and sandart. Besides his artistic traits, he is also a drummer and pianist. He is also a bowler who won 3 times champion in Singapore National Games 2016, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he won champion in the Singapore National School Bowling Championship and Singapore Sports School Para Games Bowling Championship.

Chalmers received the Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards in 2019.

Sijun was born with Down Syndrome. He spent the first few months of his life in and out of hospital due to congenital heart conditions. At 16 months, his dad passed away after losing the battle to cancer.

As a toddler, Sijun was not keen on toys. He spent most of this time drawing and expressing what he saw.

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